Amidst all this basketball, next week could be noteworthy around here with college hockey developments. First off, the CCHA championships are set for the weekend at Joe Louis Arena. Make it Michigan over Notre Dame in the final (my guess). The NCAA tournament selection show Sunday likely will have three CCHA teams, Miami joining the latter two in the field. For what it's worth this makes three straight seasons MSU has not been in the tournament.
Monday, official word might come on the Big Ten hockey league, set for 2013-2014 with Penn State making a sixth team. Will other schools be included and if not where do they go and what happens to the CCHA and other leagues? Penn State's addition has set off a chain reaction throughout the sport.
And will MSU have a new coach next week? That's what we're hearing. Stay tuned.